For those new to adventure motorcycling and particularly moto-camping, one of the first questions they inevitably ask is, "what do I pack?". While some of us may pack light, and others pack everything under their roof, the challenge is to find just the right balance. Do you really need that 750ml bottle of whiskey? No. Do you really want it, though? Rhetorical question. Afterall, the whiskey certainly tastes better after all that work. Before going into what's in my kit and why it works for me, it's best to take a simpler look at what should be considered essential to a moto-camping pack out.
Often billed as "the Jeep" of motorcycles for it's ability to do everything broadly but not supremely in one area, KLRs have traveled the world over no doubt in the millions of miles cumulatively.
As the purple Fireweed began to reveal more of itself across the landscape at 60 MPH, I knew we were closing in on Alaska. The Yukon Territory presented yet many more hundreds of miles of beautiful scenery, while snowcapped mountains further along the horizon eaked out from that inner-voice, "but wait, there's more!".